This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Production
To plan, organize and oversee the construction of all scenic elements for every production and supervise personnel in the scene shops.
University or college degree in theatre production, or equivalent training
•3 years’ experience as a Technical Director or Assistant Technical Director in a theatrical setting or scene shop.
•Proven experience producing accurate show costing in a theatrical environment
•Ability to read, interpret and produce technical drawings in AutoCAD according to Architectural standards
•Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
•Experience creating set construction drawings in a theatre environment
•An understanding of current production and technical practices within theatre including sound, lighting, video projection and set construction
•Experience managing diverse crew members in a theatre production environment
•Excellent communication and organizational skills
•Valid G license with ability to drive 24’ box trucks
•To organize and supervise all personnel working in the scene shops
•Be responsible for the interpretation of blueprints, and oversee the fabrication of all components of scenery for all Theatre productions
•Monitor stock and acquire required materials
•Assist and supervise the take-in, set-up, scene changes, and strike of stage scenery
•Assist with the safe operation of all stage apparatus and machinery, including all components of the fly system, stage deck and soft goods
•Assist in the inspection all stage apparatus, sets and décor brought into the Theatre for use and prohibit their use if the apparatus is deemed to be potentially hazardous
•In consultation with Production Management, will assist in the formulation of stage crews and shop crew calls
•Enter crew schedules into scheduling software and monitor time sheets of assigned staff as required
•To assist Production Management in maintaining a balanced budget
•In conjunction with Production Management, prepare rehearsal halls and rehearsal set pieces as required
•Responsible for assisting Production Management in coordinating the flow of information among artistic, administrative, and production staff.
•Accountable to Production Management for the quality of production values within the scope of the Technical Director’s responsibility, as limited by budgetary and temporal constraints.
•To price, budget, and modify all production components as assigned by Production Management
•To assist Production Management to acquire and ship all production materials, including lumber, props, paint, supplies, and when applicable, sets and rented materials
•To supervise and continually liaise with all production personnel, including the Stage Management teams, technicians, painters, and all Production Department Heads
•Liaise with designers and directors in consultation with Production Management.
•To forward requests for production purchases to Production Management for authorization.
•Schedule, in conjunction with Production Management, all set-ups and strike crews in all departments as required
•To assist Production Management in the maintaining of records and authorize timesheets for weekly hours and wages of crew under the Technical Director’s supervision and forwarding to Production Management for authorization and submission of payroll.
•To be available during tech weeks to deal with any problems that may arise prior to Opening.
•To work when necessary on other carpentry-related projects on the theatre premises
•Work with designers to ensure optimum use of facilities, equipment and time.
•Act as a chairperson at production meetings when assigned
•Co-ordinate efficient production equipment maintenance program.
•Maintain a positive working relationship with all other departments.
•Be responsible for maintaining a clean, safe, and secure working environment including the safe working environment in rehearsal halls, shops, stages, and other work areas.
•Be responsible for reporting any accident/incidents to Production Management.
•Abide by all company rules and policies as detailed in the Human Resource Manual
•Be fully responsible for any keys, petty cash floats, and credit cards given to the employee by the Theatre to return any such keys, credit cards, and petty cash funds on demand.
•Uphold the professional image and name of the Theatre in good faith during all dealings with staff, guest artists, the public, suppliers and other theatre companies.
•Perform other duties as assigned by Production Management
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Jeff Johnston Collins
Drayton Entertainment is a registered, not-for-profit charitable organization and one of Canada's most successful professional theatre companies. We present the finest in live theatre for all ages at seven unique venues across Ontario: the Drayton Festival Theatre in Drayton, Huron Country Playhouse and Playhouse II in Grand Bend, King's Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene, St. Jacobs Country Playhouse and the Schoolhouse Theatre in St. Jacobs, and the Dunfield Theatre Cambridge.